How much time do you give entry level employees a chance to prove their worth? If it's more than three months, you're behind the competition.

That's what a survey from educational technology company Fullbridge found when it asked nearly 400 large company executives how much time they needed to decide if a new hire was a keeper.

More than three-quarters said they make the keep-or-let-go decision in less than three months. And 27 percent said they know whether an entry level person will work out within two weeks or less.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.